Day 300

Time Traveling Box and the Moonpit: Inspired by a Generous and Kind Woman and Audre Lorde’s poem “The Black Unicorn” India ink and watercolor on paper  At the rummage sale, that day, the kind and generous woman would never have known that she gave me the tools to time travel. Audre Lorde’s poem The Black…

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Day 295

Hope: Inspired by the Work of Abu Malik al-Shami Ink on paper On October 13, 2016 the BBC published an article about a Syrian student, turned soldier, turned artist. Abu Malik al-Shami was still a teenager when the war in Syria began. At the time of the article, Shami was only 22. Amid the devastation…

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Day 294

Memories of Beauty and Darkness: Inspired by Hygieia from Klimt’s Medicine and Mucha’s Salomé Watercolor, gouache, metallic paint on board In adolescence the world shifts and we reach out to catch bits of the world that filter though and are caught by our molting bodies. Within this altering space, Art Nouveau grounded me by giving…

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Day 293

In Responce to Fear: Inspired by Zora Neale Hurston’s Quote “The thing to do is to grab the broom of anger and drive off the beast of fear.” Ink on paper A year ago, I first met Zora Neale Hurston tucked away on a bookshelf. Their Eyes Were Watching God stared at me, making me…

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Day 289

The Idle Mind is the Daydream’s Playground: Inspired by Bertrand Russel’s Essay “In Praise of Idleness” and Manoush Zomorodi’s Book Bored and Brilliant Watercolor, ink and India ink on paper In his essay In Praise of Idleness, philosopher Bertrand Russell writes of the necessary role idleness plays in expansion. And I couldn’t agree more because,…

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Day 285

Uses for Idealism: A Finished Piece Gouache and ink on paper The dictionary describes idealism, philosophically*, as, “any of various systems of thought in which the objects of knowledge are held to be in some way dependent on the activity of mind.” Growing up, an ideal life unfolded within my imagination, a life I watched…

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